This catalogue was published in conjunction with the group exhibition of the same title organised by Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London in 2010. It includes colour plates of art works, brief biographical information of the participating artists, and curatorial note by Yashodhara Dalmia.
'In 2008 the Serpentine Gallery organized the Indian Highway. The Indian (Sub)Way highlights the ‘Indian Way’. The broad parameters of day-to-day existence in the India of the present with its opulence and its seamier underside forms the edgy, subterranean theme of the exhibition Indian (Sub)Way. The traditional way of being, formal yet feisty, altered with the modernization process which gained pace after India's independence. In recent decades the high-tech onslaught brought about by globalisation has introduced sweeping changes within cities and has not left villages untouched. The uneven form of development creates bizarre, somewhat comic situations where an eclectic internationalism jostles with the local, even archaic modes. The artists seem to ask 'Where indeed is the 'Indian Way' heading?'
While the relatively stable economic situation has brought the country into international focus, its weak infrastructure, glaring gaps between wealth and poverty and the failure of governance are the flip side of this progress.In this show contemporary Indian artists scan with an ironical eye, the new glittering towers and glitzy malls conjuncted with the slums, cesspools and other detritus of existence. The extreme well being and cringing deprivations now largely provide the binaries of existence.' - from gallery's website.
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